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I Would Rather Remain in Police Cells – Besigye

Col Dr Kizza Besigye and his lawyers Fred and Mpanga Ernest Kalibbala, upon being released from police custody last night

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The lock-down continues on the Forum for Democratic presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye, viagra http://datedgear.com/wp-content/plugins/fusion-builder/shortcodes/fusion-highlight.php who grudgingly lost in last week’s elections.

Police have maintained guard on the four time unsuccessful candidate, salve to prevent him from accessing the city center, where they fear he might cause unrest. They however are still tightlipped on how long this lock down will carry on.

Besigye on the other hand says he needs to prepare to legally challenge the presidential election results in courts of law, and has now less than 6 days to put together all the necessary evidence.

From the start of the week, Dr Besigye has been kept by police inside his Kasangati home during the night and in police cells during the day.

Last night at around 10:30pm as he was being returned from police detention back to his home, Dr Besigye said he had grown weary of this routine.

He momentarily refused to enter his house, saying that he would rather remain in police custody, than being incarcerated inside his own house.

When reached on how long this routine was likely to keep on, Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango declined to comment, referring us to the national police mouthpiece Fred Enanga who wouldn’t return our calls, as well as his deputy Polly Namaye.

The FDC party spokesperson Hon Semujju Nganda on the other hand told us they too had no idea when this business would come to an end, noting that police should be position to answer.

“There is nothing we can do to reach a compromise with police; except if you are saying that Dr Besigye should not leave his house. But you know that he has to do that every single morning,” said Nganda.

Yesterday, the United Nation expressed concern on this police clampdown on Kizza Besigye and what they termed as “tense post-election situation in Uganda.”

During a press briefing at the headquarters of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency’s Spokesman Cécile Pouilly said the manner in which Dr. Besigye was arrested by the security officers was horrible.

Meanwhile officials at the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi were by last evening preparing to drag the police force to court for cordoning off and maintaining deployment around their offices.

Since the raid on the party offices on Monday afternoon where a number of officials were arrested, heavily armed policemen have continued to man security there.

The party officials are concerned that this has slowed down their activities in the midst of the ongoing lower level elections.

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